Dodd-Frank rule will make you rethink how you communicate CEO pay to employees

Are you ready to communicate your company's ceo-to-worker pay ratio?

Compensation is a dicey communication issue.

It’s an important one. A 2014 survey found that up to 66% of employees were thinking about quitting their jobs over dissatisfaction with pay. In the same survey, more than 25% of respondents said they hadn’t been offered a pay increase during the previous 12 months.

Employees frequently learn about their colleagues’ salaries through a variety of channels, from the rumor mill to Glassdoor.com. Yet few companies clearly communicate how compensation is determined and the philosophy that underlies it. Even less frequently do organizations address executive compensation with the rank-and-file.… Read More »

FIR #48: Texting while massaging

For Immediate Release

Cross-posted from the FIR Podcast Network

Today’s panel features three former IABC chairs: Michael Ambjorn (2015-16), founder of UK-based Align Your Org; Dr. Barbara Gibson (2008-09), principal of Cultural Resolution and lecturer at the University of London; and Brad Whitworth (1989-90), senior marketing and communication manager for the global partner organization at Cisco Systems. Our discussion topics for the day:

  • Snapchat is under fire — again — for what many feel is a racist filter. At the same time, a Medium post has raised new controversy over Snapchat’s beauty filter.
  • A study designed to dig into the discontent… Read More »

Friday Wrap #180: Ad-blocker wars, influencer marketing crackdown, CEO pay transparency, and more

Friday Wrap #180The Friday Wrap is, my weekly collection of news stories, posts, studies, and reports designed to help organizational communicators stay current on the trends and technology that affect their jobs. These may be items that flew under the radar while other stories grabbed big headlines. As always, I collect material from which I select Wrap stories (as well as stories to report on the For Immediate Release podcast, along with stuff I just want to remember to read) on my link blog, which you’re welcome to follow. If you want to make sure you never miss an edition of the Wrap, along with extra material only for subscribers, sign up for my… Read More »

Shrink-Wrap #5: Text Message Journalism

It’s not the first instance, but The New York Times’ Olympics messages from Deputy Sports Editor Sam Manchester represent the first time it has been called Text Message Journalism. What should follow are brand efforts at Text Message Brand Journalism.

FIR #47: Take THAT, U.S. Olympic Committee

Cross-posted from the FIR Podcast Network

Today’s panel features “Writing Without Bullshit” author Josh Bernoff, social media traveler Steve Garfield, and SHIFT Communications Marketing Technology Vice President Christopher S. Penn. The stories covered in today’s show:

  • A follow-up to last week’s report on Saatchi & Saatchi chairman Kevin Roberts’ suspension after offensive remarks about gender equity in the ad business. Roberts has resigned.
  • The U.S. Olympic Committee and the International Olympic Committee apparently don’t want any businesses to talk about the games unless they’re paying sponsors. Not even a tweet… Read More »

Friday Wrap #179: Facebook punishes clickbait, Instagram intros Stories, native ads still deceive

Friday Wrap #179Two new sections make their debut in today’s Wrap: Video (which may well become a recurring section) and Instagram Stories (just because there was so much diverse reporting on the new Instagram feature). The Friday Wrap is, my weekly collection of news stories, posts, studies, and reports designed to help organizational communicators stay current on the trends and technology that affect their jobs. These may be items that flew under the radar while other stories grabbed big headlines. As always, I collect material from which I select Wrap stories (as well as stories to report on the For Immediate Release podcast, along with stuff I just… Read More »

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